Traditional Partnerships

Disputes

Wherever possible, our goal is to help clients resolve disputes without recourse to litigation, although we are ready to go into court or an arbitration when required. The hallmark of our approach is to become a committed part of our client’s team - advising on the human, psychological and tactical aspects of the dispute as well as the purely legal ones, drawing on a wealth of experience in similar cases. Having frequently acted for individual partners as well as partnerships, we understand the issues from both perspectives.

We also understand the importance of responding quickly and achieving progress as expeditiously as possible - particularly in circumstances where there is a danger that the dispute could escalate.


Area of expertise include:

Good faith issues
Expulsions and compulsory retirements
Lock-ins and extractions
Dissolutions
Garden leave provisions
Restrictive covenants


Agreements

To be effective, the written agreement should reflect the partners’ practical objectives while anticipating potential problems and issues which could prevent these objectives from being fulfilled in the future. We are used to drafting to tight deadlines and recognise that in many situations an issue may become contentious if not resolved quickly. Our approach is to use the flexibility inherent in partnership law to achieve the best practical result for all parties.


Our involvement encompasses:

Partnership agreements
Retirement agreements
Dissolution agreements
Salaried and fixed share partner agreements
Review of existing agreements